Secret Work-From-Home Strategies Revealed During G20 Summit – You Won’t Believe What These Offices Are Doing!

New Delhi: In anticipation of the forthcoming G20 Summit in 2023, which will result in various vehicle movement restrictions, corporate offices in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Gurugram have introduced work-from-home arrangements for their employees during the weekend. This initiative is in response to the fact that the national capital is preparing to host the G20 Summit from September 8 to 10.

It’s worth noting that the G20 summit will be attended by 29 heads of state, along with senior officials from the European Union, invited guest countries, and 14 heads of international organizations.

Temporary Closure of Offices and Banks from September 8 to 10 To ensure a seamless experience for G20 delegates, the Delhi government has mandated the closure of all government and private offices, banks, and commercial establishments in the city for three days, from September 8 to 10.

In response to these restrictions and security measures, both private and government offices in Delhi will remain closed from September 8 to 10. Banks and commercial establishments, including markets, in the New Delhi district will also be closed during this three-day period. Several companies have announced flexible work arrangements for their employees during the G20 weekend.

Opportunities for Employees to Work from Home “In light of the Delhi government’s traffic advisory for the G20 summit from September 8th to 10th, we understand the potential challenges our Delhi-based employees may face during their daily commutes. As a result, we have already introduced the option to work from home during this period,” said Mita Brahma, HR Head at NIIT Limited, in an interview with PTI.

Furthermore, Saumya Khati, SVP & Head of HR at Gurugram-based e-commerce platform Shiprocket, expressed the company’s alignment with the government’s efforts to ensure the smooth and efficient execution of the summit. Khati stated, “In response to the government’s guidance for this event, we have taken proactive steps to offer flexible work-from-home arrangements for our Delhi employees and those traveling from Delhi to our headquarters in Gurugram.”

Meanwhile, Gaurav Dani, Founding Partner at law firm INDUSLAW, mentioned that they have advised their employees in the Delhi office to work from home, as Delhi will predominantly fall under regulated or controlled zones during the event. He added that the Gurugram office will remain fully operational, and individuals commuting to and from Delhi will have the flexibility to work from home.

Delhi Metro Services to Commence Early In a related development, Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora has written to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Vikas Kumar, requesting the commencement of Metro services in the national capital from 4:00 am on September 8, 9, and 10. This early start aims to facilitate the commute of police personnel involved in security arrangements during the G20 summit.

“In light of the traffic restrictions in the venue-affected areas, primarily in NDMC and South West District areas, the early start of Metro services on the 8th, 9th, and 10th at around 0400 hrs. will greatly assist police and support staff in hassle-free travel and timely reporting at the two main venues, i.e., IECC/ITPO and Rajghat,” the letter emphasized.

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